Why did Luke Skywalker use the legacy lightsaber at the end of The Last Jedi?

Why did Luke Skywalker use the legacy lightsaber at the end of The Last Jedi?

In my opinion the climax of The Last Jedi is not just the best moment from the sequel trilogy but among the best moments in Star Wars, period. We see the return of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, confronting his nephew Kylo Ren and allowing the Resistance to escape. Of course this was all through a [...]

The Best of Star Wars in the Disney era: Handing out some awards!

The Best of Star Wars in the Disney era: Handing out some awards!

With the Skywalker Saga and The Clone Wars both having recently wrapped up, it feels in many ways like the first chapter of the Disney Star Wars era has concluded. And while there's a cynical group of fans who will ridicule the era, it has been the golden era of Star Wars, with an incredibly [...]

Dave Filoni has a really great take comparing Luke Skywalker to Frodo

Dave Filoni has a really great take comparing Luke Skywalker to Frodo

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released recently, written as always by Phil Szostak, and as has been the fashion with these very interesting books, it begins by looking at the end of the previous film. This is done to prevent spoilers from leaking, and so this book begins by looking [...]

Everything we know about what Admiral Ackbar was up to after the Battle of Endor

Everything we know about what Admiral Ackbar was up to after the Battle of Endor

Admiral Gial Ackbar was a hero of the Rebellion who gained cult status amongst many Star Wars fans for his utterance of the line, “It’s a trap!” in Return of the Jedi. But in-universe, what was Ackbar up to following the Battle of Endor? Let’s take a look at what we know from canon material. [...]

Ten interesting tidbits learned from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary!

Ten interesting tidbits learned from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary!

Whenever a new Star Wars film is released, a Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm story group is published. And I rarely say anything is a "must read," but these Visual Dictionaries fit the bill: they are always among my most anticipated Star Wars publications, and they provide a wealth of fun tidbits [...]

Every time we see Leia Organa use the Force on-screen in Star Wars!

Every time we see Leia Organa use the Force on-screen in Star Wars!

The Rise of Skywalker paid tribute to Leia Organa in a really cool way, forever immortalizing her as a Force ghost, as she is now one with the Force - along with her brother, Luke Skywalker, and her son, Ben Solo. But we've actually seen Leia use the Force in all but one of her [...]

We now have a much better idea of the timeline of the lead-up to the Star Wars sequel trilogy

We now have a much better idea of the timeline of the lead-up to the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Now that the sequel trilogy has concluded, we're finally getting a lot more clarity as to the timeline of what was happening in-between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, particularly as it pertains to the events and characters of the sequel trilogy. Thankfully, Pablo Hidalgo's Visual Dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker places [...]

The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 gives us a shocking revelation about the destruction of Luke’s Temple

The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 gives us a shocking revelation about the destruction of Luke’s Temple

The Rise of Kylo Ren, a comic mini-series written by Charles Soule and drawn by Will Sliney, is a very highly-anticipated look at Ben Solo's descent to the dark side. The series promises to give us a look at Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker, Snoke, and the Knights of Ren. The first issue of the comic, [...]